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Abdul Mahdi pressured into staying in office

2019-10-20

Political parties behind Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi pressure him to not resign.

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Iraq, China launch oil for reconstruction agreement

2019-10-14

Baghdad has forged a 20-year deal to supply Beijing with oil in exchange for Chinese investments in projects to repair Iraqs war-damaged infrastructure.

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Will Lebanese wait hours in gas lines as fuel crisis bites?

2019-09-30

Lebanese citizens are living day by day the repercussions of the dollar scarcity crisis, as the fuel sector threatens an open strike next week if the government fails to find a proper solution.

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Iraqi journalists blacklist politicians who attack them

2019-09-23

Some Iraq journalists are forming a list that includes all officials who attack them to prepare the ground for legal action against them.

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Is Salafism making comeback in Egypt?

2019-09-01

Egypts Ministry of Religious Endowments granted controversial Sheikh Yasser Borhami, vice president of the Salafist Call, a preaching permit for Friday sermons in Alexandria in August

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Division threatens Islamic Dawa after Maliki’s reelection

2019-08-26

The Islamic Dawa Party could on the verge of division after the reelection of Nouri al Maliki as its secretary-general

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Kuwait charts new path in changing region

2019-08-11

Kuwait is carefully positioning itself among its Gulf neighbors as a regional trading hub looking to enter the Chinese and Asian markets, while maintaining its regional relationships and alliance with the West.

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Why this political movement is turning its back on the Iraqi PM

2019-07-28

Ammar al-Hakims National Wisdom Movement, which once supported Adel Abdul Mahdi for the premiership, has turned against the prime minister, organizing protests against his government.

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Iraq plans to launch pipelines to export oil through Jordan, Syria

2019-07-22

Iraq plans to diversify its oil exports via new pipelines through Jordan and Syria

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Will Iraq lose its benefits from Shatt al-Arab River to Iran?

2019-03-31

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Baghdad March 11 to endorse the two countries’ renewed commitment to the 1975 Algiers Agreement regarding the shared border of the Shatt al-Arab River.

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Iran pushes Iraq to maintain trade without US dollar

2019-01-06

Iran is exerting considerable pressure on the Iraqi government to compel it not to abide by the US sanctions that have been imposed on Tehran in order for it to change

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Iraq working to make money, not burn it up in gas flares

2018-11-09

Instead of wasting the gas the country will reap the benefits of putting it to good use

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Will Iran's economy collapse?

2018-06-30

Turbulent developments in the past few months on the foreign exchange and gold markets in Iran

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As Iraqi elections end, power play begins for prime minister

2018-05-31

The Islamic Dawa party, which has held sway over Iraqs government for a dozen years, could lose its power to select the prime minister unless it can resolve major differences between its inner rivals and unify the party.

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Congress rebels against Trump’s Middle East war secrecy

2018-05-28

I would say since the Trump administration came in, we have seen a gradual increase in limitations on congressional delegations, especially Iraq and Afghanistan and understandably Syria

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Iraqi politicians look to calm tensions in wake of US withdrawal from Iran deal

2018-05-25

The US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal poses questions about the role of the Iran-backed Shiite armed factions in bringing the US-Iranian confrontation into Iraq.

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